460-4132/02 – AS Quality Management (ŘKAS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Computer ScienceCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Svatopluk Štolfa, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Svatopluk Štolfa, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
STO231 Ing. Jakub Štolfa, Ph.D.
STO03 Ing. Svatopluk Štolfa, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal of this subject is to deepen the knowledge about the quality management for electronic system development used in the practice. Subject is devoted to the practical application of methods used for Automotive SPICE, Functional Safety and Design for Six Sigma not only from the perspective of manager but from the perspective of real usage by engineers. Graduates will understand and be able to apply these approaches and methods during the development of electronics automotive systems and will be able to be integrated to the development teams in the automotive electronics development industry with already practical knowledge about the state of the art methods.

Teaching methods



A significant part of quality in automotive electronics development comes in the following three dimensions: Automotive SPICE® (ISO/IEC 15504): Quality linked to the development process of software and electronics. Functional Safety (ISO 26262): Quality associated with the achievement of Functional Safety requirements. Design for Six Sigma: Focus on the reliability and robustness of products and production processes. Automotive manufacturers (OEMs) demand from their suppliers increasingly high performance levels in all these three dimensions.The most successful companies have an integrated view on this three-dimensional space. This essentially means that they achieve to take the related aspects into account in an integrated and systematic way from the very early design phases over the whole product creation cycle. In order to be able to do so, they have to qualify employees who are able to understand the essentials of the three aforementioned domains, and therefore act as links between the domain-experts. This subject deals with these three topics and integrate them into one compact course. The subject is devoted to the practical implementation of the methods used in the mentioned areas of development quality and their integration during the real development. Furthermore, the successful graduates from this subject can obtain ECQA Certified Automotive Quality Skills Integrated industry certificate.

Compulsory literature:

1. Kreiner C., Messnarz R., Riel A., Ekert D., Langgner M., Theisens D., Reiner M.: Automotive Knowledge Alliance AQUA – Integrating Automotive SPICE, Six Sigma, and Functional Safety. Mc Caffery, F., O'Connor, R.V., Messnarz, R. (eds.): Systems, Software and Service Process Improvement. Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 364 (2013), pp. 333 - 344. 2. Messnarz R., Kreiner C., Riel A., Tichkiewitch S., Ekert D., Langgner M., Theisens D.: Automotive Knowledge Alliance AQUA – Integrating Automotive SPICE, Six Sigma, and Functional Safety. Barafort, B., O'Connor, R.V., Poth, A., Messnarz, R. (eds.): Systems, Software and Service Process Improvement. Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 425 (2014), pp. 285–295. 3. Tichkiewitch S., Riel A.: Integration to Face Modern Quality Challenges in Automotive, Procedia Engineering, Volume 97, 2014, Pages 1866-1874, ISSN 1877-7058, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.12.340. 4. International Organization for Standardization (ISO): ISO 26262. Road vehicles – Functional safety – Parts 1 – 9 (2011) 5. Automotive SPICE standard, dostupný z www: http://www.automotivespice.com/download/

Recommended literature:

1. Klaus Hoermann, Markus Mueller, Lars Dittmann, Joerg Zimmer, Automotive SPICE in Practice: Surviving Implementation and Assessment, Rocky Nook, 2008 2. Steffen Herrmann, Dirk Duerholz, Ralf Staerk, Stefan Kriso, SAFETY Essentials: ISO 26262 at a glance (E/E Engineering Essentials), Kugler Maag Cie, 2015 3. Kai Yang, Basem EI-Haik, Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Product Development, McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition, 2008

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Rated examples in practices and written and oral examination.


Other requirements

Students should be aware of the basics of automotive eletronics systems development.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures content: 1. Introduction - basic overview of Automotive SPICE (ASPICE), Functional Safety and Six Sigma needs. 2. Hazard and Risk Management - Automotive SPICE. 3. Hazard and Risk Management - SixSigma and Integrated view. 4. Requirements - Automotive SPICE, Functional Safety. 5. Requirements - SixSigma, Integrated view. 6. Design - Automotive SPICE. 7. Design - Functional Safety. 8. Design - SixSigma, Integrated view. 9. Testing and integration - Automotive SPICE, Functional Safety. 10. Testing and integration - SixSigma, Integrated view. 11. Measure - Automotive SPICE, Functional Safety. 12. Measure - SixSigma, Integrated view. 13. Reliability - Automotive SPICE, Functional Safety. 14. Reliability - SixSigma, Integrated view. Practices: Students will work on their examples under the supervision of lecturer. Students' task will be to elaborate practical development example based on the knowledge from lectures. Students will directly apply specific methods. Examples will be loaded to the training portal where students from other universities have access and upload their practices as well. Students have the availability to see the other groups work and learn from them eventually even cooperate with students from different university.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 45  20
        Examination Examination 55  30
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Rated examples in tutorials and written and oral examination.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0716A060002) Automotive Electronic Systems P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0716A060002) Automotive Electronic Systems P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0716A060002) Automotive Electronic Systems P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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